Radiation Theory - BGU Physics Department
BGU Physics Department

The Dynamical Universe

(3 points, 3 hours)
course number 203.2.4711

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Syllabus

  1. Euler equation, sound waves.
  2. Bernoulli, spheric static flow: Bondi accretion and solar wind.
  3. Instabilities: Jeans, Thermal, Rayleigh-Taylor, Kelvin-Helmholtz.
  4. Turbulence and convection, mixing length theorem, Disc accretion.
  5. Shock waves, Sedov-von Neumann-Taylor solution, Supernovae.
  6. Particle acceleration in shock waves.
  7. Expansion of the universe. Dark matter and Dark Energy.
  8. Early universe: Inflation, Quantum fluctuations, Bariogenesis.
  9. Thermal history of the universe: Nucleosynthesis, reionization, cosmic microwave background radiation.
  10. Evolution of universal fluctuations, galaxy sources.

References:

  1. Fluid mechanics (Landau & Lifshitz)
  2. Physics of shock waves and high temperature hydrodynamic phenomena (Zel'dovich & Raizer 2002).
  3. The early Universe (Kolb & Turner 1990)
  4. Structure formation in the Universe (Padmanabhan 1993)


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